By Alfred Montez
Tonight, June 14, The Boulevard Cafe and Bar in East Los Angeles will serve up a show that is a few decibels under their normal ear-shredding fare. Spoonboy, a post punk sounding band from the Midwest will headline a show with their catchy upbeat riffs, again not the usual fare for The Boulevard,but a good chance to catch an out-of-town band with a couple of good indie releases under their belt.
Also performing are The Boy Who Could Fly, a female vocalist-led group with a focus on quirky sounding recordings, almost as if made at home just for kicks but with clever composition, and a deafeningly simple style. Their latest release “Brain Cloud” is a 100% lo-fi record, not once sounding overproduced. In fact, it sounds a bit underproduced but clear enough to let the song shine through. Lo-fi artists tend to be eccentric and take their songs very personally, and this mentality shines through on this record. The simplicity of the recording also presents a technical challenge but The Boy Who Could Fly deals with it handily. Cover charge is $5. Doors at The Boulevard typically open at about 7:30 p.m.
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